Mal/aimé is an Ottawa-based trio that combines clarinet, guitars, and percussion with synths, drones and electronics to create ambient and atmospheric sounds. Laroche, classically trained on the clarinet, is a joy to watch live as she takes the instrument to new horizons through vocal and percussive effects.
Laroche spoke about the challenges she faced in getting started in music, and how she overcame barriers by surrounding herself with people who support and pushed her. Her advice: Be confident and action-oriented. When you encounter a challenge, figure out your next move and act on it.